Weekend Wrap-up: September 20-21, 2014


1. It’s time for the POMBA fall sale, on Saturday from 9am-1pm at the Halifax Forum! It’s always a really popular sale so get there early! The Parents of Multiple Births Association (POMBA) – Halifax Region is a non-profit organization of parents and guardians of multiple birth children serving all of Nova Scotia.

Their clothing and equipment sales are held twice a year, Spring and Fall. These sales are the major fundraisers for our organization. They are a fabulous opportunity for sellers to clean out their closets and toy room to make some extra dollars and a great way for other parents in the area to save on second-hand items.

2. A brand new exhibit opens this weekend at The Discovery Centre! Ride away as world-renowned skateboard legend Tony Hawk demonstrates how physics principles like gravity, force, velocity, acceleration, inertia and balance make radical skateboarding tricks possible. Tony Hawk | Rad Science opens on Friday and will teach the science behind this popular extreme sport while celebrating this fascinating culture. It’s the perfect introduction for newbie boarders, but also an unparalleled opportunity for experienced riders to better understand how and why skateboarding works. There’s special skateboarding workshops and demonstrations, multi-media elements and highly interactive exhibits. Take a dip into Newton’s Pool and discover three laws of motion; find the sweet spot on Board Balance; and discover thrust on the Momentum Machine. The Exhibit also includes a stationary skateboard designed to test your balance while performing common tricks, and a Create-a-Skate session, where visitors can learn the science behind skateboard design. And at the 900 Vert Theatre, you can watch a short video of Hawk completing his historic “900” move, which revolutionized the sport.

3. Open Farm Day is a province wide event on Sunday that creates the opportunity for participating Nova Scotia farmers to open their doors to members of their community. You get a backstage pass to meet your farmer, and really see where your food comes from. You can also have a first hand glance at our farmers’ hard work and dedication to top quality products and services. Take advantage of this great opportunity and visit as many of these farms as possible. Share stories, ask questions, get involved and most importantly have fun!

4. Come down to the Halifax Waterfront (around the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic) and find literary excitement for all ages. The annual Word on the Street event promotes Atlantic and Canadian writers, poets, books and magazines, raising the awareness of literacy issues in Atlantic Canada. Each year the Word on the Street offers lots of activities and readings for young book worms! Their Theodore Tugboat stage will feature four children’s book authors while cruising the Halifax Harbour, while Ross Creek Centre for the Arts will offer workshops related to the stories read on the boat. There’s lots more fun including story time with Jill Barber in the Remarkable Reads tent, and a fantastic Family Marketplace with a wide selection of children’s books!

5. It’s time for pumpkin harvesting the a military encampment at Ross Farm this weekend! They invite families back to come harvest their pumpkins that they planted way back in the spring. As an added bonus the Atlantic Canadian World War 2 Living History Association will be here all weekend with a WW2 encampment set up.







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